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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SAT MAY 28 2016


... DAILY SOIL TEMPERATURE/MOISTURE SUMMARY...

SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE OBSERVATIONS FROM ACROSS MONTANA
SOIL TEMPERATURE IS IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

SOIL TEMPERATURE /F/ AT LISTED DEPTH
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR   6150          43        43          42          40
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    54    56        56          53
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    40          39          38
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    58    59        59          60          58
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          33        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    49    53        55          50          49
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          53   56         56          56
HAVRE SCAN    2710    56    57        56          52          50
JORDAN SCAN   2820    58    60        60          57           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          46        45          37          40
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          44        45          43          41
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        38          38
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    57    59        60          57          54
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        41          40           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    44
MAXVILLE NR   7210          39        40          39          39
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    52    53        53          51          50
MT LOCKHART   6400          36        36          34          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    59    61        61          58          53
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    58    58        57          54           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    50    52        53          52          49
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    52    57        58          55          51
UTICA 11SW    5070    48    50        50          50          48
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          50        50          50          45
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          33          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          33        34          33          33

GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT
SITES

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    51                      63
ALZADA DOT    4327    56                      68
ARROW CREEK   3956    50                      66
AVON NORTH    5085    36                      36
BEARSMOUTH    3901    46                      63
BEAVER HILL   2551    56                      67
BIDDLE DOT    3418    59                      70
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    41                      39
BOULDER PASS  5600    37                      59
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    47                      63
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    44                      57
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    53                      63
COMERSTOWN    2099    55                      23
COW CREEK     2500    58                      70
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    44                      64
DEEP CREEK    5870    34                      54
DEARBORN      3500    45                      63
DENTON DOT    3557    49                      62
E LIVINGSTON  4555     M                       M
EKALAKA DOT   3687    56                      66
ESSEX DOT     3875    46                      60
GARRISON DOT  4327    38                      62
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    37                      52
GEYSER DOT    4138    43                      58
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    57                      66
GREENOUGH HL  4070    45                      64
HAYS DOT      3697    47                      56
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    42                      61
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    58                      67
INGOMAR DOT   3018    58                      68
INVERNESS     3300    51                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    48                      59
KARST DOT     5698    46                      55
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    47                      58
LINDSAY DIV   3198    55                      67
LOMA DOT      2557    56                      65
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    41                      56
MACDONALD PSS 6320    33                      53
MALTA SOUTH   3122     M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    58                      63
MONARCH CANYN 5218    42                      56
MONIDA PASS   6824    41                      52
NAVAHO DOT    2570    54                      64
NINEMILE DOT  4301    42                      64
NORRIS HILL   5695    42                      46
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    42                      50
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    42                      55
ROSCOE HILL   5337    51                      60
SACO DOT      2177    59                      50
SIEBEN DOT    4040    42                      70
SIOUX PASS    2480    59                      65
SWAN LAKE     3567    45                      60
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    57                      71
SWEET GRASS   3690    46                      62
TROUT CREEK   2384    46                      66
TWO MEDICINE  4920    41                      56
US2 STATELINE 2099    59                      67
YAAK HILL     2201    95                      66
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    53                      68

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES
WHEN FROST PENETRATION VALUES ARE LARGE, THESE VALUES MAY BE
OVERESTIMATED BY A FOOT OR MORE.

BILLINGS               M     M
GLASGOW                M     M
GREAT FALLS            M     M

SOIL MOISTURE /VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE IN PERCENT/ AT LISTED DEPTH
SOIL MOISTURE IS IN UNITS OF PERCENT VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE.
VALUES AT OR NEAR ZERO MAY BE ERRONEOUS.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR   6150          24       31          10          15
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   40          51          52
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    21    15       10           6          11
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       52          46          56
CONRAD SCAN   3706    32    35       32          38          33
COOKE CITY NR 8700          35        0          40           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               39
HAVRE SCAN    2710    25    32       37          34          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    18    28       36          39          17
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          33       20          36          32
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          33       22          34          37
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       28          26          10
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    16    14       13          11          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          40
MANY GLACIER  4900                   11
MAXVILLE NR   7210          16       16           0          33
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    38    37       36          18           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          39       37          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          37       38          33          37
POPLAR 13NE   2085    10    13       11          21          12
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    16    16       22          20           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    20    29       41          44           5
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    23    33       37           7           5
UTICA 11SW    5070    14    21       12          14           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          20        7           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          25       29          30          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          15       18          19          27

FIELD CAPACITY OF SILT LOAM AND CLAY LOAM SOILS IS APPROXIMATELY
35 PERCENT OF VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE. THE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
OF THESE SOILS IS AVAILABLE TO PLANTS AT VALUES BETWEEN 13 AND 45
PERCENT. TO APPROXIMATE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER AS LISTED IN THE NEXT
SECTION...DIVIDE THE LISTED VALUE BY 40 AND MULTIPLY BY 100. FOR
EXAMPLE...30/40 TIMES 100 EQUALS 75 PERCENT. VALUES GREATER THAN
50 INDICATE VERY MOIST SOIL CONDITIONS.

SOIL MOISTURE /CENTIBARS/ AT LISTED DEPTH
VALUES ARE IN CENTIBARS. 200 CB IS DRY...0 IS WET.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
GREAT FALLS   3775               16         18    15    27
Following is a table on converting centibars to available water
in loam and clay/loam soils
 10cb or less...More than 95 percent plant available water
 20cb...........80 percent plant available water
 30cb...........75 percent plant available water
 40cb...........65 percent plant available water
 50cb...........55 percent plant available water
 60cb...........50 percent plant available water
 70cb...........45 percent plant available water
 80cb...........40 percent plant available water
 81-85cb........38 percent plant available water
 85cb or more...No available water
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